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Last Online: 4/15/14
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  • The Romance of Chess

    "After Anderssen's departure, Paul Morphy declared he would play no more even matches, and, certainly, his resolve was justified by the unheard of manner in which he had walked over all opponents."  -Frederick Edge          Althoug... | Read More

  • Pawn Breaks, part 3

    What would you say if it was the last word you were to speak? What would you do if it was the last thing you were to do? What opening would you write about if it was your last opening column you were to write? That was a little too dramatic for a ... | Read More

  • Of Non-Theory and Non-Memorization

    33speedy asked: I was playing in a tournament today with the black pieces. I played the Budapest and my opponent declined it (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.Nf3). I thought the way I responded was reasonable (3…exd4 4.Nxd4 b6 5.Nc3 Bb7), but when I went ho... | Read More

  • How to beat a much better player

    How should you play when you face an opponent who is hundreds of points higher rated than you are and has a wealth of experience? Should you play your regular opening or choose something tricky that might catch the opponent in a trap? Should you g... | Read More

  • Training program for beginners

    Chess training program for ratings < 1200 Disclaimer:These advice are taken from my personal (short) experience. They are written by a novice for the novice. I only release my ideas today to the public. Nobody ever tried these programs and I ... | Read More

    • How to achive 1200 Elo at chess.com

      How to achive 1200 Elo at chess.com If you can’t control the game, you will lose it.   Abstract This article was written for amateur players who wants to improve their chess skills and achive at chess.com 1200 Elo points. I will discuss t... | Read More

      • supernovex
      • | Apr 15, 2014
    • Basic Tactical Puzzles

      Today I'll be posting a series of tactical puzzles and the idea of each tactic. These puzzles/positions are for beginner players rating below 1400.  For basic strategies and tactics view, http://isolatedqueenpawn.blogspot.in/2014/03/chess-for-d... | Read More

    • Transposition Thursday - 2

      A complex position as the name suggests is one which involves huge calculations and many possibilities. It is better to take this position and transpose it to a much simplified position wherein you are comfortable with the position. Here is a pos... | Read More

    • New Kid on the Block- Noobs Play Chess

        When it comes to chess I know about as much as a nun knows about sex, I’m around the same skill level of an intelligent monkey, but at least I’m not as cocky as Russia… that I’m pretty sure about. But who cares! Me being horrible comes... | Read More

      • Hoople212
      • | Mar 26, 2014
    • How To Beat Chess Computers!!!

      This guide to beating Chess computers might help you to win a bit more often against Chess computers. A few things that really help are to be able to understand how they work and think, be able to predict what sorts of things they might not see an... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 24, 2014